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Snow In Eastern Washington, Traffic A Mess In Seattle

(Photo from the Seattle area courtesy KIROTV.com) (Photo from the Seattle area courtesy KIROTV.com)

SEATTLE (AP) - Eastern Washington is being hit by its first significant snowfall of the season, while there's just enough snow in the Puget Sound area to make traffic a mess.

The National Weather Service forecasts up to 6 inches of snow in the Spokane area and Upper Columbia Basin by Tuesday morning. Spokane drivers endured 2 inches of snow Monday morning while Seattle received a good dusting  and numerous accidents on Interstate 5 and other major commuting routes.

Seattle could see 3 inches of snow and Spokane 4 inches by the afternoon. And Eastern Washington's going to get cold by early Tuesday  down to 19 below in some spots near Spokane.

 

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